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Yacht club location selection?

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Created by wally sailor 2 months ago, 18 Dec 2018
wally sailor
WA, 42 posts
18 Dec 2018 7:03PM
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how are Yacht club locations selected? For example any of the clubs on the Swan River?

Subsonic
WA, 1482 posts
18 Dec 2018 8:46PM
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wally sailor said..
how are Yacht club locations selected? For example any of the clubs on the Swan River?


I don't think there's any real system to it, it's just where they ended up being able to get a parcel of suitable land.

Mounts bay sailing club actually used to reside on mounts bay next to the city, till the powers that be decided to reclaim the land that was mounts bay. Hence why it's now sitting on pelican point next to rpyc.

(im making an educated guess thats why you're asking?)

wally sailor
WA, 42 posts
18 Dec 2018 9:54PM
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Hi, no not asking for that reason. What I'm wondering is what would it take for a windsurfing club to be based at Pelican Point with facilities such as clubhouse and storage? Other than a huge amount of money?

Subsonic
WA, 1482 posts
18 Dec 2018 10:29PM
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The yacht clubs actually lease the land off CALM (or whatever they call themselves these days) pelican point is in part actually nature reserve, i believe the reason the yacht clubs have their place there is due to them predating the nature reserve status of the area. (Happy to be corrected on that)

As much as having our own club on the west side of the point would be nice, our best chance would probably be amalgamating with a yacht club. Theres not really any space left at the point without someone sacrificing some of their leased land.



WindsurfingWA
WA, 625 posts
19 Dec 2018 9:03AM
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From Windsurfing WA perspective, there is more to gain from working with the existing clubs i.e. we don't have the $$$$ to start from scratch. As has been shown from working with Safety Bay Yacht Club (slalom series), Royal Perth Yacht Club (Bic Techno) and Mounts Bay Sailing Club, we can get a fleet up and racing within the existing system with minimal outlay and hassle if there is a keen group of windsurfers.

Similar WWA uses the facilities at Nedlands Yacht Club to store equipment.

The main challenge at present is streamlining the process for the clubs and WWA working together so we minimise admin and maximise time on the water.

snides8
WA, 1535 posts
19 Dec 2018 5:19PM
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wally sailor said..
how are Yacht club locations selected? For example any of the clubs on the Swan River?



I would be guessing the last yacht club built on the river may of been Mayland's back in the 40's.
Possibly there are other similar clubs
like rowing etc that are younger.
In any case several decades ago it was far easier to get things approved (possibly the nanny's where younger then?).
I saw on today tonight last night that simple tourism ventures proposed on the river need to go through 14 odd government departments for approval.
Only one department needs to say no and that particular venture is shelved.
In any case I recon you would find it easier to get approval to build Pyramids in Pyongyang city than get
something approved here.

wally sailor
WA, 42 posts
20 Dec 2018 6:47PM
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Hi everyone, as you know Snides I'm already member at MBSC which is awesome. I was just curious about how the clubs got there.

Also my sister just did a windsurfing learners course at RPYC and the location sounded less than ideal for learning as they have very little shore space being surrounded by jetties. It always seemed to me that Pelican Point is the ideal place to learn and much easier on less experienced sailors to get into LT racing. Something to ponder maybe...



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